ASA Brooklyn Avengers announces Alphonse Prophete as the men's soccer head coach as the team prepares for the start of the 2019 fall soccer season. Prophete has spent the last quarter century involved in college coaching as well as teaching the next generation of soccer stars in the sport he so truly loves.
His overall record of success speaks volumes for the man most closely identified with Essex County College, an urban two-year school with no true home field. Prophete has compiled an overall record of 276-130-35, with a 255-103-22 (ranks 13th overall among active and inactive coaches) mark in schools under the NJCAA -National Junior College Athletic Association and NCAA – National College Athletic Association's names.
As the head coach, Prophete led both Passaic County College and Essex County College to National Runner-up NJCAA National Championships. A five time Regional Coach of the Year as selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Prophete spent 21 year as head men's soccer coach at ECC before stepping down prior to the 2008 season. During that time, he was also junior college coach of the year four times as selected by the New Jersey Soccer Coaches Association. He previously coached at Essex in the mid 1980s for four years before taking on stints at Passaic County Community College, the former Upsala College and Union County College, all in New Jersey. He was also part of the technical coaching staff for the Federation Nationale de Football d'Haiti, World Cup 94, where he has worked in the capacity of Assistant Coach for the Sr. National Team and was in charge of recruiting Haitian players living abroad.
Despite his countless successes on the soccer pitch, Prophete likes to play up his achievements on the academic and teaching side. Prophete earned bachelor and advanced degrees at Seton Hall University. His degrees are in languages and education as well as a secondary education certification in French. He currently teaches French in the Orange Public School District.
Prophete is a much sought out lecturer and consultant on a variety of socio/academic issues. He offers weekly game analysis of his alma mater's soccer team and the Big East in general on Seton Hall's student radio station.
Prophete was a part of the Youth Player Development Program for Major League Soccer (MLS) NJ/NY Metro Stars - presently known as Red Bulls. He also worked as the Head Trainer for the Monmouth Ocean Soccer Association (MOSA), soccer coordinator for the City of Newark, and Consultant/Head Trainer for the Montclair Eagles F.C. He has worked with soccer clubs in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida and Georgia. He presently serves as the Director of Coaching for Total Soccer Academy Inc. that oversees 60 to 90 youth players throughout the urban and tri-state areas in the state of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Also, Coach Prophete holds a Brazilian Professional License and a USSF National License.